Police: man tried to run over officer while escaping robbery scene

ETOWAH COUNTY, AL (WBRC) - A Boaz man is in custody after authorities say he tried to run over a police officer. It happened Wednesday at a package store in Sardis City in Etowah County.

18-year-old Skylar Edwards is charged with burglary and theft. Police say Edwards was robbing the store, when an officer arrived on the scene.

Edwards tried to flee, prompting the officer to fire at him. He was not injured.

Edwards is being held in the Etowah County Jail.

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